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surrys Dec 7, 2007 06:29 AM

I know there's plenty of information on the boards at this point about the relative merits of the New Haven areas (growing) selection of Mexican and Central American restaurants, but I thought I'd add a tid-bit on my recent trip back to Tacqueria Mexicana #2, out on the Post Road just past University of New Haven. In the past, I'd been more than pleased with the tacos al pastor, and this trip proved them to be just as tasty as ever. All the ingredients were on point and, as always, TM#2's salsas were delicious. This time, however, in addition to a selection of tacos, my party and I decided to indulge in some larger plate specials, namely the chile rellenos and mole poblano. The chile was tasty, if unspectacular, but the mole was awful. Not only did I clearly have the misfortune of being served the LAST pieces of chicken in the kitchen (half a drumstick and good chunk of the back), but their mole was obviously store bought - tasted just like Dona Maria: grainy, bland, lifeless. I'll definitely be back, but I'd recommend anybody checking out that place stick to simpler fare. For a proper mole, head to Guadalupe La Poblanita on Chapel Street.